Fnork has passed away

I hate to be the bearer of terrible news but Fnork’s brother managed to contact me on Steam to inform me that Fnork has passed away since last monday. He did not share the cause of her death but I think we can deduce it was probably self-inflicted.

I don’t know what else to say really. Her last post here left us worried and unfortunately our worst assumptions were met.

Her real name was Erin Caroline Grey and she was 21 year old.

Rest in Peace Fnork

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God fucking dammit.

I’m sad now but it doesn’t compare to the joy and comedy that Fnork has brought me. I’ll always remember that.

Hey, I had the idea of turning Fnork’s profile wall into a memorial wall.

If you have something to say you’d like to post there here’s the link to her profile: http://forums.blackmesasource.com/index.php/User/2964-Fnork/#wall

That’s a nice idea Maxey.

Thankies for the info, Maxey.
I don’t really have much else to say. Fnork was cool. I liked Fnork. This hits hard.
Fudge.

I am out of words. Goodbye Fnork, I hope you knew we cared. :frowning:

I’m gonna miss her. So, so much.

Her YouTube, if anyone wants to post here too.

youtube.com/watch?v=EmLQqM8vuvQ

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Hi all,

This is Fnorks brother Malte. I cannot really bear writing anything length here right now, but I’d like to thank you all for your support and thoughts. I know this community was important to my sister, but really no more than that, so I decided to bring the information to someone active here so that it was passed on in a proper manner.

We - my parents and I - are of course grief-stricken and to some extent still in a state of shock. It’s hard for me to really participate here right now, apart from again expressing my heartfelt thanks for all your kind words.

We are in the process making arrangements and I will be (very sporadically) monitoring this and other threads on the forum, providing information to you when appropriate and relaying your words to the rest of the family.

I’d like to note I will not be answering any direct questions at the moment, nor can I inform you properly about the cause of death as it is still under formal investigation (beside the fact it is hard just thinking about). But you should know that Fnork’s family, through me, are reading what you are writing.

Thank you all.

I’m very sorry for your loss and I wish the best to you all.

Take care.

I am so sorry for your loss, take all the time that is nessesary, we will wait.

I’m deeply sorry for your and your family’s loss. I write this with a lump in my throat as I’ve gone through the same and this is dredging up some bad memories… I lost two very important people in my life to suicide.

Her loss is a pretty heavy blow to everyone here, she was enjoyable to be around despite me barely interacting with her outside of the chat thread. I wish more could have been done to help her.

Take care.

After a week of assuming this was the case, I thought I’d be over it, but this just re-opens the wound.
My deepest condolences to the family.

If I’m being honest, I didn’t personally know Fnork all that well, other than being one of the familiar faces in the ladies club subforum, but that doesn’t really matter, because she was one of those people you didn’t have to know well in order to really like.
Her posts were always fun to read, and she was always part of the conversation, and just knowing that she might be gone earlier this week was enough to make me lose sleep due to bad dreams. I couldn’t tell you more than a few actual facts about her, but I feel like I’ve lost a friend I’ve known for years. Which, when you really get down to it, I have.

Erin, we never met in real life. We never really talked directly to each other. But you were an important part of this community, and it hurts like hell knowing you’re gone. Rest in peace, and know we love you. <3

Words are gone. No amount of text can express the grief I feel for you and your family. Erin brought so much joy and love to this community. It is such a tragedy that has happened after years of being here, that I have seen nothing like the gathering of people to come together to witness the death, but celebration of a life. We truly wish your family well being, and we will always be in remembrance of her. Thank you for coming to us to give any information.

She really will be missed.

I, like others, visit these forums a lot and whenever I saw FNORK had posted something I always went to check it out because I liked the way she had of looking at things. The image I’ll personally never forget is the one she posted of her graduation. She looked so happy and it was nice to see the eagerness of her and her friends as they were taking their first steps into adulthood. I’m sorry it had to end for her and her family so abruptly.

You will be missed little girl. :frowning:

Dallas, Texas

Edited because I wanted to add my location so the family knows how far her reach extended and was felt.

Well shit.

Fare thee well gentle soul, may you and your mighty hat collection rest in piece where ever that may be. My condolences Malte and family for your loss, our humble forum were richer from her presence within it and her loss will be felt by all.

I know I speak for the entire BM team in sending sincere condolences to the family of Erin, I’m certain more of the team will leave messages.

A very sad loss, under any circumstance.

Yes, sincere condolences from us on the team. I was keeping up with the thread and it was quite touching to see so many forum-goers be genuinly concerned for the well being of another human that they’d never even met. Says a lot about her.

All the best to her family and to everyone who cared about her. Truly sad.